Billy Milligan and Ian McColm have added a touch of the Pacific to Partick, opening Pacific Bar and Kitsch Inn on the city’s Dumbarton Road.
Squeezing in to the former New York Kitchen site, Pacific is the sister bar and restaurant to Ian’s Tiki Bar and Kitsch Inn on Bath Street. The new venue offers the pick of Tiki’s menu and the quirky cocktails synonymous with it’s Bath Street sibling. The menu takes inspiration from various countries across the Pacific and will also offer a brunch menu.
Ian and Billy were keen to replicate the look and feel from the Tiki Bar whilst giving Pacific it’s own image, Billy says, “We took the best selling drinks and Thai food from Tiki and we have the same decor. We are inspired by all the Pacific countries, Australia, Mexico and even California so our menu is varied.”
The new venue is modest but Billy and Ian have maximised their space and have managed to add a new bar to the premises where there wasn’t one previously. Pacific’s range of cocktails served in tiki mugs and flaming ‘volcano’ bowls are anything but modest and offer a taste of a tropical climate in the West End. This is the first collaboration between Billy and Ian. The duo told DRAM that they are still looking for other opportunities.